All you need to know about Die Fuggerstädter, FC Augsburg.

Fun facts

  • The modest Bavarian outfit spent the best part of 30 years in the lower leagues before their first ever promotion to the top flight in 2011.
  • Goalkeeper Marwin Hitz became only the third keeper to find the net from open play in Bundesliga history when he scored a last-minute leveller against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in February 2015.
  • Augsburg moved to the brand new WWK Arena - which opened as the Impuls Arena and was later renamed the SGL Arena - in 2009 after 58 years at the 28,000-capacity Rosenaustadion, which was built out of Second World War rubble.

Marwin Hitz's goal against Leverkusen will live long in the memory of the Augsburg fans.


Having fluctuated between the second and third tiers of German football for much of their history, FC Augsburg have cemented their place in the Bundesliga over the last couple of years. Coach Markus Weinzierl was unable to recreate the club-record fifth-place finish from 2013/14 last term, though he steered the Bavarians to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 before finishing five points clear of the drop domestically.

Augsburg coach Dirk Schuster (r.) is looking to continue the good work of Markus Weinzierl. © imago

The winter acquisition of Alfred Finnbogason proved key, with the Iceland striker scoring seven goals in 14 Rückrunde games. Weinzierl's replacement Dirk Schuster helped SV Darmstadt 98 secure their own top-flight survival last season, and repeating the feat at Augsburg seems a distinct possibility in 2016/17.

Stadium: WWK ARENA

Capacity: 30,660

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